BOSTON - OCTOBER 15: Television crews and reporters cover-up as rain falls before the start of game three of the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox on October 15, 2004 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

After 37 years at Channel 5, sportscasting legend (and Harvard grad) Mike Lynch (“Lynchie”) will no longer be the main sports dude.

His last Newscenter 5 sportscast will be Aug 15, when he will become a special sports assignment editor, including his ‘High 5’ local High School sports segments (raise your hand if you’ve been saluted by ‘High 5.’)

Here’s what he said on the WCVB website:

“After nearly 40 years at WCVB, I’ve decided it’s time to step away from the daily anchoring of SportsCenter 5. But it’s not goodbye…I’m looking forward to remaining in the sports mix at the station, working on special assignments, major sporting events, ‘High 5,’ and the annual ‘High 5: Salute to Thanksgiving Heroes,” said Lynch when making the announcement. “In my new role as a correspondent, I very much look forward to bringing the same energy and enthusiasm to all of these assignments. Working in the greatest sports town where I grew up, and covering so many memorable championships and iconic moments for SportsCenter 5, has been a true privilege and a career I will always treasure.”

Mike is a class act and true professional.  We salute you and wish you well in your retirement (aka more golf!)

And if you grew up around here, you probably remember this.  Either way, you’ll be singing it all day.  You’re welcome.


Ken West is the Program Director of ROCK 92.9.  He never played sports, so will never end up on “High 5.”